RAVEN RIDGE made the frame in a tougher maiden race than this at Doncaster on his debut and today's faster surface is likely to suit. Mayfield Boy finished ahead of Little Bruv at Beverley last time but, like the others with racecourse experience, he has plenty to find to match the selection and a newcomer may prove a bigger danger. Of those, Al Zaman Thaman is worth noting but Derby entry Think Ahead makes more appeal.
Al Zaman Thaman (FR) Nayef colt out of Angie Eria.
Enquiring 16-1 (9-5) Soon outpaced and always in rear, last of 9, 23l behind Edge (9-5) at Chester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Little Bruv 16-1 (8-13) Held up, took keen hold, headway 3f out, not much room 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 14l behind Hulcolt (8-8) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep.
Mayfield Boy 33-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 8l behind Hulcolt (8-8) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep.
Raven Ridge (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3f out until over 2f out, slightly outpaced over 1f out, pushed along and rallied into 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Pupil (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn (3) gs in Sep.
Think Ahead Shamardal colt out of Moonshadow.
Uplifted (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, last of 13, 47l behind Lincoln (9-5) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Hello Sweetness 66-1 (9-0) Went left start and slowly away, ran green and always in rear, last of 10, 33l behind Volume (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2yo stks (5) gs in Sep.
Irene Hull (IRE) 33-1 (8-1) Slowly into stride, soon switched right, in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 13, 15l behind Hulcolt (8-8) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep.
Worcharlie'slass Myboycharlie filly out of Angry Bark.